It’s A Drag

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” ~ Vince Lombardi

Wednesday: 3 miles

Thursday: 5 miles

It has been difficult trying to run after work. I get home, start cooking or planning a quick meal for after my run, and then at 6:30pm Terri and I go for our run. We have to wait until at least 6:30pm because of the heat. Tonight was so steamy. Toward the end of the 5 miles I could feel a headache coming on and I knew it was time to cut our run short.

Workout Move to Try:

(The first time I did this was at a Jiu-Jitsu and Judo weekend camp back in college. We had to do this across a gym floor with only our Gi (uniform) to use as a slide. I pulled my pants down low on my hips so they could cover my feet and began the trek on my hands across the floor. On the third time across the gym floor the top of my feet were raw.) Try the move but strive for 10 yards and rest between sets.

Alligator Drag

How to do it:

  • Find a stretch of floor that allows you to go forward 10 to 20 yards, and grab anything that will slide over the surface with minimal friction. Dinner plates (those smooth plastic plates) or plastic bags work on a carpeted floor, while towels or a sheet work on wood or tile.
  • Start in push-up position with your feet on the slides, towels, or plates.
  • Walk yourself forward with your hands to the end of your runway (aim for at least 10 yards). Rest for 60 to 90 seconds (or as long as you need to recover) and repeat the alligator walk back to where you started. That’s one set. Repeat one more time.
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